Modelling and optimisation in European Kidney Exchange Programmes

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title = "Modelling and optimisation in European Kidney Exchange Programmes",
abstract = "The complex multi-criteria optimisation problems arising in Kidney Exchange Programmes have received considerable attention both in practice and in the scientific literature. Whereas theoretical advancements are well reviewed and synthesised, this is not the case for practice. We present a synthesis of models and methods applied in present European Kidney Exchange Programmes, which is based on detailed descriptions we created for this purpose. Most descriptions address national programmes, yet we also present findings on emerging cross-national programmes. The synthesis provides a systematic and detailed description of the models and methods the programmes use, revealing important commonalities as well as considerable variation among them. Rather than distilling a single best practice from these results, we find that the variation in models and methods arises because of variation in country characteristics, policies, and ethics. The synthesised state of the art may benefit future national and cross-national initiatives and direct future theoretical contributions within and across the boundaries of the Operations Research discipline.",
keywords = "Ethics in OR, Kidney exchange, OR in health services, OR in practice",
author = "P{\'e}ter Bir{\'o} and {van de Klundert}, Joris and David Manlove and William Pettersson and Tommy Andersson and Lisa Burnapp and Pavel Chromy and Pablo Delgado and Piotr Dworczak and Bernadette Haase and Aline Hemke and Rachel Johnson and Xenia Klimentova and Dirk Kuypers and {Nanni Costa}, Alessandro and Bart Smeulders and Frits Spieksma and Valent{\'i}n, {Mar{\'i}a O.} and Ana Viana",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "7",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejor.2019.09.006",
language = "English",
journal = "European Journal of Operational Research",
issn = "0377-2217",
publisher = "Elsevier",